With just a few quick flicks of the brush, Pol Montserrat can lay down enough information to suggest form and structure while maintaining the movement and expression of unedited marks. We really like the sparseness in Pol’s work, which highlights qualities of the marks over all. © Pol Monserrat, 2016
We all know how precious time can be when we’re working on a new and exciting art and design project. Freeing ourselves up to be able to focus on the ‘making’ rather than the ‘preparing’ can be the key to a successful workflow. This is why many designers rely on pre-made design element bundles to add […]
Katie Vernon’s illustrations are characterised by rich pools of deep hues and accents of delicately drawn details. We take a look at some examples of her warmly decorative work. Katie’s work really comes to life when she mixes up concoctions of exuberant colours. She carefully plays with depth and contrast, and introducing complimentary groups of […]
Sam Weber uses watercolour and acrylic paint finished in Photoshop to produce incredibly refined, and ethereal pictures. He has produced work for the New York Times, click Rolling Stone, Playboy, Random House and DC/Vertigo Comics. Here I have featured the work he has done for various pieces of literature. ANY_CHARACTER_HERE Thirteen Orphans, Tor Books: Lord […]
Lizzy Stewart, who lives and works in Edinburgh, and also recently went to art school there, has some great pencil and painting work. They are packed full of intriguing characters and scenes that conceal various stories.
I asked her a few questions on how she got into illustration, what and who inspires her, her tools and work process and what work is taking up her time at the moment.
What made you decide to get into illustration?
‘I started out studying fine art but switched to illustration at the end
of my first year after realising that …
Betsy Walton’s bright and meticulously crafted paintings have a mysterious quality that make for a very fun viewing experience. I particularly like her way of contrasting organic forms and shapes with man-made objects, products and geometric shapes. From Portland, Oregon, Betsy has always enjoyed making things, it being a steady progression. ‘I followed my interests […]
Edward Kwong is an illustrator based in Vancouver, Canada, with a portfolio of work that reminds me of some of the illustrations coming out of the early 20th Century during the illustration’s ‘golden age’. Ed explains his background and his work process for us. Ed didn’t become interested in illustration until attending college. ‘Originally, I […]